Angelina Jolie Shows Off Figure in Clingy Leather Dress
Angelina Jolie looks forever young! At the Rome, Italy photocall and movie premiere for Eternals, the 46-year-old flaunted her incredibly fit figure in a clingy leather dress. How does the actress keep herself so fit? Read on for 5 of Angelina Jolie's health revelations and ways she stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
She Is Open About Her Health Struggles
In April 2013 Angelina wrote an op-ed for The New York Times revealed that after learning she carried a "faulty gene" that increases the chances of breast and ovarian cancer, she opted to have her breasts and ovaries removed. "On April 27, I finished the three months of medical procedures that the mastectomies involved," she wrote. "During that time I have been able to keep this private and to carry on with my work. But I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people's hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action."
She Is Embracing Menopause
"I actually love being in menopause," Jolie told the Daily Telegraph after going into early menopause due to the preventative cancer measures she took. "I haven't had a terrible reaction to it, so I'm very fortunate. I feel older, and I feel settled being older. I feel happy that I've grown up. I don't want to be young again."
Jolie is a fan of fighting. When she trained with Gunnar Peterson he "got her learning a combination of Muay Thai and Krav Maga very early on. We would then pick the moves she was best at and combine them into a sequence," he told SELF. "
She Has Discussed Bell's Palsy
In a 2017 interview with Vanity Fair, Jolie revealed that she had developed hypertension and Bell's palsy and noticed her skin getting drier and more grey hairs popping up. "I can't tell if it's menopause or if it's just been the year I've had," she said. "Sometimes women in families put themselves last until it manifests itself in their own health."
She Is Extremely Regimented
When training for Salt, Angelina went hard. Her trainer, Simon Crane, revealed to People that the star avoided cardio and executed two-hour training sessions, five days a week. She also followed a strict no junk food diet, involving zero alcohol during the week and five small meals per day.